UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar

Many Soroptimists undertake projects to commemorate certain UN Days and other significant dates in the Soroptimist Calendar. These are listed below, or can be printed here (updated August 2013).  As each of these dates approaches, further information will be given in a separate entry on the SIGBI Calendar, and on the appropriate Programme page in What we Do.

UN Days and Significant Dates

February – March Fair Trade Fortnight

March: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

7th March: World Book Day

8th March: International Women’s Day

22nd March: World Water Day

7th April World Health Day – Health

15th May: International Day of the Family

5th June: World Environment Day

20th July: SIGBI Day of Action

8th September: International Literacy Day

21st September: International Day of Peace

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

3rd October: Soroptimist International Club Friendship DayClubs are encouraged to observe this day in recognition of the chartering of the first Soroptimist Club in Oakland, California, USA on 3 October 1921.

11 October: International Day of the Girl Child

16th October: World Food Day- Environment/ Economic and Social Development

17th October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 18th: Anti-Slavery Day

25th November: Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

1st December: World Aids Day

10th December: UN Day of Human Rights

10th December: Soroptimist International Day of Action and International President’s Appeal